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  1. Can anyone confirm the amount of oil I need to put back in my '13 ktm 450sxf forks? I couldnt find anything on the site regarding the process either, not sure if these are 4CS forks or not? Thanks...
  2. Thanks for the the springs jarett. I cant find anywhere on the site on how to set the fork oil level for the 2013 ktm450sx-f. MXA says 390cc.....should I just drain it and put in 390cc??
  3. I was wondering if anybody had a set of stock suspension springs for a 2013 450sxf that they would be willing to sell me? the nice fella that I bought the bike off of told me amongst other things that werent true, that the springs were stock but they are definetly not.
  4. Can anyone tell me at what (air)temperature I should cover the rad? And do you cover the left or right? Whole radiator or just half?
  5. I have been riding/racing for over 15 years now, primarily on yz's. I was always under the impression that the yz's were best suited for taller rider like myself (6'4"). The specs show that the seat is an inch taller and the ground clearance is an inch bigger than the other brands (except ktm). I recently read a few bike tests claiming that the new yz was "cramped" and better suited for shorter riders. It occurred to me that these specs from the manufacturer may be convoluted (ie: how and where the measurements are taken so they can be compared to other models). We know that the weight claims from the mfg's are not always accurate. My question is.....has anybody actually confirmed these measurements. I would really like to switch to a honda this year but that extra inch of room is almost forcing me to get another yz. This may not seem like a big deal but in '05 i caught my foot in a rut and broke it (its a size 14 so that extra inch may save me in the future). Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  6. I have been riding/racing for over 15 years now, primarily on yz's. I was always under the impression that the yz's were best suited for taller rider like myself (6'4"). The specs show that the seat is an inch taller and the ground clearance is an inch bigger than the other brands (except ktm). I recently read a few bike tests claiming that the new yz was "cramped" and better suited for shorter riders. It occurred to me that these specs from the manufacturer may be convoluted (ie: how and where the measurements are taken so they can be compared to other models). We know that the weight claims from the mfg's are not always accurate. My question is.....has anybody actually confirmed these measurements. I would really like to switch to a honda this year but that extra inch of room is almost forcing me to get another yz. This may not seem like a big deal but in '05 i caught my foot in a rut and broke it (its a size 14 so that extra inch may save me in the future). Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  7. I am 6'5" and have have raced for almost ten years. It took me a long time to realize this, but by dropping your pegs and buying hugely tall bars will only screw you up more. In order to ride or race at high speeds safely you need to maintain the proper center of gravity. making these seemingly minuscule changes puts you in a position that you think is more comfortable but makes it ten times harder to acheive the corner speed of an average size rider with the same bike. My suggestion to you is to modify your riding style instead of your bike. if your smashing your knee on your bars, well that means your probably not sitting far up enough on the bike. The only modification which I beleive truly helps tall rider is to get an sdg seat with tall seat foam. You may not like this answer but the reality is that instead of making your bike bigger, you actually should make yourself smaller. David vuillimen does this be crouching a lot and staying low by bending his knees. Pastrana on the other hand keeps his knees straigh but he uses a very low bent handlebar (rm low). whichever you choose you should know that squeezing thebike with your knees as much as you can is the best thing you can do as a taller rider. take it or leave it but it worked for me and this is an issue i dwelled on for many years and with many diferent bikes. note: im taller than you are and I feel very comfortable on my stock 06yzf450 in stock trim.